Category: Politics

[:en]Generally a category of complaints.[:de]Einträge mit politischem Kern

17th March 2019 / / Books
30th December 2018 / / Criticism
13th October 2018 / / Europe
21st March 2013 / / Economics

Sparks of a move to label products according to their expected life spans

It’s a situation many of us are familiar with. The milk turns sour, the yoghurt has curdled, and there are patches of water on the kitchen tiles. At fault in this tale is the refrigerator, which, barely three years old, has started to gurgle and appears to be reaching the end of its useful life. And like the DVD player, vacuum cleaner and coffee machine before it, the warranty has expired and the costs of repair far outweigh those of buying afresh. Yet according to a new survey, these failures might just be deliberate.

26th November 2012 / / Books